Sleep can be elusive dream

The most important item in a home for many people is the bed. Getting a good night's sleep may seem natural but, for some, it is an elusive dream and often it is because of the mattress.

Friday, 1 April, 2011, 12:00am

Room for luck at your hotel

Travelling for business meetings is an important part of professional life. Hence, it is crucial that you are aware of certain fung shui principles in choosing your hotel room, particularly if you are to spend the night there before your meeting.

19 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Kitchens can give you cutting edge

The average Hong Kong kitchen may not be big enough to swing a wok around, but that doesn't mean you can't use the space you have more efficiently.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Cold comfort

You may be enjoying the current cooler weather but winter is just around the corner. So here are a few ideas to help you stay warm and cosy and, of course, stylish.

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Kids' stuff - colourful collections for children

Jonathan Adler

(www.jonathanadler.com) is known for whimsical, colourful designs. His first official children's collection, Jonathan Adler Junior, includes furniture, lighting, clocks and throw pillows. Prices range from US$48 for a piggy bank with pink or blue polka dots to US$1,950 for the Junior Lampert, a tufted sofa.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Manchester might be more famous for its music than its design but this northwestern English city was the place that turned silk, cotton, pottery and wool into staples for homes not just in Britain but the world over. Although the mills and factories have long been in decline, the shops are still stocked with innovative design pieces.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Editor's choice - Kitchens + bathrooms

Clean living

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am



Amazing Inspiration Workshop 2607

Armani Outlet 2203-5

A.U.N Fashion 2718

Bluebell Fashion Warehouse 1902-5

Body Style (Cosabella Distributor) 2202

Club Monaco Warehouse 2719-20

Diesel Outlet 2701

Fairton Labels Fashion Warehouse 1910

Imaginex Outlet 1906

5 May 2010 - 12:00am

Techtronic says it is on track to meet aggressive targets

Techtronic Industries, one of the world's leading makers of power tools and vacuum cleaners, expects steady global expansion, more product releases and lower capital spending after it reported a solid net profit performance for 2009.

20 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Warning over faulty washing machines

Two models of Sanyo Electric washing machines (ASW-F110AP and ASW-F115AP) might short-circuit after prolonged use, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department warned yesterday. The models were sold from June 2007 to March last year. Owners who have problems should contact the supplier. Sanyo will offer free preventive maintenance. Call 8106 8303.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Minister admits feeling pressure on home prices

The central government has admitted it is under enormous pressure to rein in housing prices in the next two decades amid concerns that the high prices could lead to social instability.

9 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Deliver a treasure trove of festive goodies

Just saying the word 'hamper' is satisfying in itself. Actually receiving one takes the luscious association to another level. So much more than the sum of its parts, a hamper is received in giddy anticipation of plumbing its depths for delightful treasures.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Cosmetics king has taste for high life

What does one expect when meeting the managing director of French cosmetics company Clarins? A mild-mannered man who, perhaps, prefers his teas herbal and his handkerchiefs monogrammed. Certainly not an ex-orthopaedic surgeon who flies helicopters in his spare time and has a penchant for late-night clubbing.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Sleep on it

Several years ago, an adventurous couple made the news by hiding in a bed shop in Germany until after closing time, so they could test the merchandise 'properly'. The police, who were alerted by an alarm, were not amused.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Tips for a better bed

Rotate and/or flip a mattress every 60 days to avoid continued compression on the upholstery

Use a mattress protector

Liquid cleaning solutions can damage your mattress and base. See if your manufacturer has a care kit.

Your bed is not a trampoline, so don't let kids jump on it

Choose a bed frame that fully supports the mattress

14 Aug 2009 - 12:00am